Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

MYSTERIES IN THE MUSIC: CASE CLOSED By Jim Berkenstadt Wins Nonfiction Gold Medal Book Award For Pop Culture

Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed is a music whodunit examining secrets, myths, legends, hoaxes, conspiracies, and wildly inexplicable events in the music industry.

MYSTERIES IN THE MUSIC: CASE CLOSED By Jim Berkenstadt Wins Nonfiction Gold Medal Book Award For Pop Culture

Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed (Genius Books, 2022) by bestselling author Jim Berkenstadt (aka the Rock And Roll Detective) has been selected as the 2022 Gold Medal Award Winner in Pop Culture for Nonfiction by the Nonfiction Authors Association.

Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed is a music whodunit examining the secrets, myths, legends, hoaxes, conspiracies, and the wildly inexplicable events that are such an intriguing part of rock and roll history. Berkenstadt has spent decades researching the players behind these famous soundtracks and the mysteries hidden within the music itself. These questions have intrigued rock and roll fans for so long because no one has ever asked eyewitnesses the tough questions or dug through the primary sources and documentary evidence left behind... until now. After many decades, the back stories of pop and rock music lore are finally unearthed-and the truth is revealed in Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed. The Foreword is written by rock producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Smashing Pumpkins).

Heather Hirschman of Readers' Favorite Book Reviews writes, "Jim Berkenstadt's thoroughly researched book, Mysteries in the Music, explores rumors and conspiracy theories around some of music's greatest unanswered questions. In it, he investigates every conceivable avenue open to him, documents historical interviews, and conducts his own with those still alive to answer questions. As an experienced attorney, he makes no assumptions; instead, he sets out to trace and prove facts. The reader is left with no doubt of the veracity of the conclusions he reaches. Jim Berkenstadt literally 'Closes Cases.' He also does it all in a captivating and very often humorous manner. He is clearly passionate about music and this shines through his writing. He has been around for a while so is lucky enough to have met many of the people mentioned between these pages. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in modern music."

Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed has been featured on local and international podcasts, radio shows and news outlets, and has been on the Amazon Best Sellers list since its release in February 2022. The book is available on the Genius Books website, Amazon.com and wherever books are sold. Signed copies are available exclusively on the author's website. Jim will also be presenting and signing books at the Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago August 12-14, 2022.

About Jim Berkenstadt

Jim Berkenstadt is the Rock And Roll Detective. A true Sherlock Holmes, Berkenstadt uncovers the lost history and mysteries hidden within decades of popular music. An international authority on The Beatles, his last book, The Beatle Who Vanished is a bestseller, included in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Permanent Library and Archives, and is soon to be a major motion picture. Berkenstadt has also co-authored three other books: Black Market Beatles: The Story Behind The Lost Recordings; Nevermind Nirvana; and The Beatles Digest. Berkenstadt has been a consultant for The Beatles, George Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Traveling Wilburys, and the Buddy Holly estate on numerous film and album projects. He lives in the Midwest.

About Rock And Roll Detective

Rock And Roll Detective LLC, and was founded by Jim Berkenstadt in 1991. The company is dedicated to providing consulting, production, publishing, writing, research, social media, and content creation for the music, television, and film industry. Learn more at: www.rockandrolldetective.com

About the NonFiction Authors Association

As stated on the homepage of their website, the Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant, supportive community for writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn how to write, publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books.

About Genius Book Publishing

Genius Books specializes in developing and publishing books on true crime, mystery and music, as well as dark and light fiction.




More Hot Stories For You


Candi Milo to Discuss New Book SURVIVING THE ODD With Yvette Nicole Brown at Barnes & Noble at The GroveCandi Milo to Discuss New Book SURVIVING THE ODD With Yvette Nicole Brown at Barnes & Noble at The Grove
September 29, 2022

Candi Milo’s dark comedy memoir about her childhood, Surviving the Odd, will be released on October 4th by New Haven Publishing.

Hal Leonard To Release THE LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA COLLECTION SongbookHal Leonard To Release THE LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA COLLECTION Songbook
September 28, 2022

A new songbook chronicling the works of Pulitzer Prize, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently available for pre-order.

Museum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial To The Holocaust Presents THE NEW YORK JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL This DecemberMuseum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial To The Holocaust Presents THE NEW YORK JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL This December
September 28, 2022

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present the inaugural New York Jewish Book Festival this December featuring talks, panels, and author signings. The daylong event - on Sunday, December 11, 2022 beginning at 10:00 AM - will touch on themes of Jewish heritage including culture and history, modern life and literature, the Holocaust, food and cookbooks, and books for kids and families.

Barry Wilker Pens Debut Novel THE LAPONE SISTERSBarry Wilker Pens Debut Novel THE LAPONE SISTERS
September 27, 2022

Celebrated interior designer and Nashville native Barry Wilker enters the ranks of published novelists with the release of his debut novel, The Lapone Sisters. Published by Simon & Schuster publishing partner Archway Publishing, The Lapone Sisters is now available nationwide.

Alessandro Concas Releases New Book, Alessandro Concas Releases New Book, "Life Of The Time Cat: Warning Of The Ultimate Element"
September 26, 2022

Young author and entrepreneur, Alessandro Concas releases new children's book entitled, Life of the Time Cat: Warning of the Ultimate Element.